Delhi teen helps many with special abilities to get work

Delhi teen helps many with special abilities to get work
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Shaurya Sinha personally works with more than 60 differently-abled candidates like Amit to help them overcome the barriers in the recruitment process

New Delhi: With speech and hearing impairment, Amit found it impossible to get a job despite making umpteen efforts. That is when he came across a company run by an enterprising 17-year-old social entrepreneur.

In no time, Amit, now 27, got work with a job with Indian tea cafe chain ''Chaayos'' as a ''Chai Trainer'', virtually changing the course of his life.

Speaking partly in sign language which some of his colleagues helped translate, Amit told : "Working with ''Chaayos'' has not only given me a livelihood but more importantly it has given me ''samman'' (respect)."

For this, Amit gives full credit to SpectraVerse, a foundation set up by Shaurya Sinha who is a Class 12 student of Shri Ram College, Gurugram, and is passionate about psychology.

The platform connects foundations, candidates and companies to create employment opportunities for those with physical disabilities.

Sinha has been working with children and adults with disabilities as a volunteer since a young age.

Today, he personally works with more than 60 differently-abled candidates like Amit to help them overcome the barriers in the recruitment process.

Sinha started this journey in 2015, working with a few NGOs providing education and skills to children with special needs. In the process, Sinha experienced the barriers many face -- and would face -- in gaining meaningful employment.

Motivated to develop a life-changing intervention, Sinha founded SpectraVerse, which tries to find openings for the deserving across fast-growing start-ups, retail groups, restaurants and hospitality chains. As of this month, the foundation has created over 24 partnerships in the hospitality, retail, and IT/ITeS industries.

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